Veteran Punjabi actor Daljeet Kaur dies at 69

Veteran Punjabi actress Daljeet Kaur passes away at 69; Mika Singh, Neeru Bajwa & others mourn

Daljeet Kaur, a renowned Punjabi actor, died at the age of 69 after battling a brain tumor; Mika Singh paid tribute. Daljeet Kaur, a popular performer known for playing some memorable roles in many superhit Punjabi films, passed away on Thursday in Punjab’s Ludhiana, according to a family member. She was 69 years old

Daljeet Kaur, a veteran actor well-known for her lead roles in several superhit Punjabi movies, died in Punjab’s Ludhiana district on Thursday, a relative said.

The 69-year-old was suffering from brain tumour for the past three years and was in a deep coma for the last one year, according to her cousin, Harinder Singh Khangura.

Kaur died at her cousin’s residence in Sudhar in the morning. Her final rites have been performed, Khangura said.

Graduating from the Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi, she started her career in movies with ‘Daaz’ in 1976.Kaur has starred in several hit movies, including ‘Putt Jattan De’ (1983), ‘Mamla Garbar Hai’ (1983), ‘Ki Banu Duniya Da’ (1986), ‘Patola’ (1988) and ‘Saida Jogan’ (1979).

Reportedly, Daljeet Kaur breathed her last on Thursday in Raikot, Punjab. Popularly known as ‘Hema Malini’ of the Punjabi film industry, Daljeet Kaur had acted in films like ‘Daaj’, ‘Giddha’, ‘Putt Jattan De’, ‘Roop Shaqinan Da’, ‘Ishaq Nimana’, ‘Laajo’, ‘Batwara’, ‘Vairee Jatt’, ‘Patola’, and Jagga Daku among others. She was also a hockey and kabaddi player.

After learning about the unfortunate news, many celebrities took to social media to pay their condolences. Singer Mika Singh tweeted, “The beautiful Actress, Legend of Punjab #Daljeetkaur has sadly left us with her beautiful memories. May god bless her soul and she rest in eternal peace.”

Daljeet Kaur studied at the Film and Television Institute of India. Actor Satish Shah was her batchmate. Remembering Daljeet Kaur, Satish took to Twitter and wrote, “A dear friend and batchmate Daljeet Kaur the punjabi lead girl of yesteryears passed away on 17th this month. May her soul find eternal peace. FTII 1976 batch.” The exact cause of Daljeet Kaur’s demise is not known yet.

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